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  1. 1. Lone Wolves ˷ DRAMATIS PERSONAE ˷ The Primarchs The Warmaster Horus Commander of the Sons of Horus Legion Sanguinius Primarch of the Blood Angels The Luna Wolves Loken Captain of the Luna Wolves Neevo Second in Command of the Luna Wolves Nador Luna Wolves Member Markus Luna Wolves Member The Blood Angels Raldoron Chapter Master Banthor Tenth Company Captain Dermon Fifth Company Captain Narkon Fourteenth Company Captain The Interex Jephta Naud General Commander, the armies of the Interex Mithras Tull Subordinate Commander, the armies of the Interex Chapter 1 Loken looked down at his freshly repainted armour and admired the brilliant white, the trademark colour of the Luna Wolves. He was on board the Red Tear, Sanguinius’ flagship, travelling through the warp. It had only been a month since that treacherous battle on Isstvan III but he had already developed a hatred for most of his former friends, they all followed the Warmaster. Loken was sure he would have died if it hadn’t been for the Blood Angels. They were on a routine scouting mission when they noticed that there was no vox-chatter from the planet. They came in closer and realised that the planet had been virus bombed, they were brave enough to land and explore the planet. It was fate that brought them to the Choral City, they scouted
  2. 2. around for a bit and then they found, under a pile of rubble from a collapsed bunker, Loken, and in various other places other surviving Sons of Horus, although they had now repainted their armour and retaken the name the ‘Luna Wolves’. The apothecaries aboard the scouting ship had helped them cling onto life until they got back to the Red Tear. So now Loken sat there awaiting the moment when they arrived at Terra. The ship started to jolt as if there was turbulence, but the ship’s stabilisers should have counteracted this. The ship’s inter-vox system started up, “There appears to be a violent warp storm. Would all personnel please prepare for emergency warp exit.” This was not good, but Loken supposed that they had been lucky to get this far with the Warmaster having all but total control over the warp. Loken looked out of the window of his makeshift chamber and saw the dazzling colours of the warp stop and the normal blackness of space reappear. It took him a few seconds to realise where they were. He was sure that the entire Blood Angels fleet felt the same sense of terror as he did. He knew the planet that they were approaching, everybody aboard that ship did. It was Murder. Chapter 2 The battle between the Megarachnid and the Space Marines had been fierce. The Blood Angels had been the first to discover Murder and the entirety of the fleet sent down from the Misericord had been wiped out leaving only a repeated help signal with the captain reporting what was happening over a period of days. The final thing he said on that recording gave that planet its name, “This. World. Is. Murder.” The Luna Wolves and the Emperor's Children came to their aid to late but still fought a violent war with the Megarachnid, giant eight-legged insects mainly, but some flew or were towering building machines. But it was not the Megarachnid that Loken feared, but the Interex. The Interex were part of the human race that left Terra to colonise the galaxy. They had also fought the Megarachnid but decided not to wipe them out but to place them on a prison world with no form of space transportation. The Interex had also formed an alliance with a simian species called the Kinebrach who brought with them dangerous weapons such as the Anathame which had wounded the Warmaster and caused him to turn against the Emperor. Loken almost completely blamed the Interex and Kinebrach for this treachery, even if Erebus had stolen the Anathame.
  3. 3. The Blood Angels did not know of the Interex and Sanguinius had to be warned about them and the threat they posed. Loken raced along the corridor, as he rounded the corner he saw that the blast doors were locked. There was an army officer guarding the door. “What is the meaning of this?” demanded Loken, “I have to warn Sanguinius about a serious xenos threat!” “I'm afraid that Sanguinius is all too aware of this.” stated the officer. “What do you mean?” asked Loken. “A ship, claiming to belong to something named the Interex, has landed in the docking bay and they have opened fire on our troops.” replied the officer. “Damn!” exclaimed Loken, “But I still need to see Sanguinius and warn him about the weapons they possess.” “I have orders not to let anyone past this point.” stated the officer in an official voice. “Well I'm issuing you new orders.” Loken argued, “Or are you disobeying a senior officer?” “No, sir” said the soldier trying to hide his fear. He quickly opened the blast door and Loken continued his sprint down the halls of the Red Tear. Chapter 3 Sanguinius stood on his balcony watching the battle taking place below. His Blood Angels had held the Interex back and had not let them escape the docking bay, but they had powerful weapons, they might have looked like ceremonial bows but in reality they were frightening laser weapons. The Interex were heavily outnumbered and were slowly being pushed back, it would only take another half hour of fighting before they were wiped out. Sanguinius returned to his desk and went back to the thought that he was desperately trying to block out, what evil forces could turn the brother he trusted most into a man who was determined to overthrow the Emperor? Sanguinius was distracted from his thought pattern as the vox system in his desk started up. "Sorry to bother you sir, but captain Loken of the Luna Wolves says he has to see you urgently.” "Can't it wait?" Sanguinius replied, "I'm very busy.” "Apparently not sir." came the reply. "Send him in then." Sanguinius said reluctantly.
  4. 4. "Yes sir.” The door opened and there stood Loken, clad in his gleaming white armour. “Come in, come in and tell me what it is that's bothering you so much that you need to disturb me in the middle of a battle.” Sanguinius said monotonously. “Well, sir, that's what it's about,” said Loken, “these people you're fighting possess very powerful weapons.” “I know that!” snapped Sanguinius, “Those blasted bows are knocking a chunk out of my legion!” “Yes, but they have worse than that.” stated Loken. “Such as?” asked Sanguinius, intrigued now. “The Anathame that wounded the Warmaster.” Loken replied. Sanguinius paused, you would have to know him very well to see the worry in his eyes. “Understood,” he said, “you may leave now.” “That's not all I have to say,” continued Loken, “the Interex could become our ally.” “That is completely out of the question!” Sanguinius snapped, “They obviously have a hatred of the Imperium and will open fire on any of our troops.” “No, I have fought the Interex before,” Loken replied, “it's not a hatred of the Imperium that they have, it's a hatred of the Warmaster.” “I think I can see what you're getting at with this,” said Sanguinius thoughtfully, “but what about our casualties? The Interex must be punished!” “It was a misunderstanding.” Loken protested. “You wouldn't say that if it was your legion!” snapped Sanguinius. “If I can even be counted as being in a legion anymore,” Loken said slowly as to not get angry, “and if it were up to me, I would have every last one of them shot.” “Yes,” said Sanguinius realising what he had said, “I used a poor choice of words, sorry. But I cannot work with people who have slaughtered so many of my Blood Angels!” “That's understandable sir, but when the Interex learn that we are not fighting for the Warmaster I am sure that they will compensate for your loss.” Loken said slowly so as not to anger the primarch. “I am sure that they will but I've got Raldoron out there, he's to valuable to
  5. 5. lose!” said Sanguinius sounding very upset, “Even your friends, Banthor, Dermon and Narkon are out there fighting!” “I know sir,” said Loken, “and as soon as I leave I can assure you that my Luna Wolves will be joining the fight, that is until you can bring peace.” “Four Luna Wolves to replace well over a hundred Blood Angels,” Sanguinius said sarcastically, “I know your legion had a good reputation but you can't possibly hope to make a difference.” “Then you'd better start peacemaking sir.” Loken said enthusiastically. I don't even know where to start,” began Sanguinius, but Loken was already gone, sprinting down the corridor once again. Chapter 4

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